Sunday, September 07, 2008

Have you burnt any yet Mum?

My son has such faith in my cooking!!!!!!!

As it happened, I hadn't. But I still told him they taste better burnt!

We were making Welsh Cakes. They are a sort of scone but cooked on a griddle. And, seriously, when cooked on a cast iron griddle they do taste better with a tinge of black on them.

Cooking is not my favourite pastime. Especially baking.

I hate the feel of the mixture under my nails and spend more time washing my hands than anything else.

So it helps to have a willing helper who loves getting his hands in to this sort of thing.

Unfortunately, there is no way I can let him near an extremely hot cast iron griddle so I have to do that bit.

Better I get burned than him!

Fancy making some?

You will need -

1lb SR flour
½lb fat
6oz sugar
mixed spice

Mix the flour and sugar together. Add some spice to taste. Then mix in the fat.

When you have a nice even mixture, add some currants to taste then just enough milk to bind it all together.

Roll the dough out to about ¼ inch thick and cut into circles.

You then need to cook them on the griddle. This takes some practise. Too hot and you burn them before the middle is cooked, too cool and you dry them out.

I just keep my fingers crossed and hope for the best.

Keep turning them over until they are a nice colour on both sides and put them on a cooling rack when they are done.

As you can see - none burnt.

At least, not on that side!!!!!!

They are also really nice with apple instead of currants. Just grate up a large cooking apple and leave out the milk.



  1. Wow they look fab ... they remind me of many visits to Angelsey to see family as a child ... Did you save me one?

  2. They sound delicious. Your son looks as though he's enjoying himself, is this the next Gordon Ramsey in the making?

  3. I cant get my kids to cook anything ;0(
    a sandwich is about the limit lol.

  4. Oooooo...they look scrummy. Looks like your son was enjoying himself!

    Cass xxx

  5. mmmm they look good, will need to give them a try


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